Friday, 24 September 2021

Special Report: "On Our Part, Nigeria Has Made Stenuous Efforts To Contain The Virus And Halt its Deadly Onslaught On Our people"-President Buhari

President Buhari

(Being Speech By President Muhammadu Buhari at the 76th Session of the United Nations General Assembly)

Mr. President,

Heads of State and Government,

Mr. Secretary-General,

Distinguished Delegates,

Ladies and Gentlemen.

Mr. President,

Wednesday, 22 September 2021

News Release: IPOB Says The Federal Government Of Nigeria Have Again Perfected Plans Not To Bring Nnamdi Kanu To Court


The attention of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) ably led by our great prophet and liberator of our time, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, has been drawn to the plot by Nigeria government and her DSS in Abuja not to produce our leader Mazi Nnamdi Kanu to court on 21st October 2021, the date he is due to appear in court to start his case.

Article: NIPOST Revenue Stamp Victory: The Commendable Role of Professor Isah Ali Ibrahim Pantami



By Emeka Oraetoka

(I’ll fight injustice against NIPOST until reversed- Pantami, Vanguard newspaper, October 10, 2020)

Unlike past supervising Ministers, Professor Isah Ali Ibrahim Pantami, has shown through action that NIPOST is not an orphan and should be seen as a prime revenue generating agency for the Federal Government of Nigeria. Despite heading Ministry of Communication and Digital Economy, which is championing Federal Government’s Digital Economy, Professor Pantami appears to know that the greatness of a nation is also measured by the functionality of its Postal Service. Advanced countries like, USA, Britain, Germany, Italy, France, Netherlands, China, Japan, South Africa, just to mention but few, are countries with probably 100% internet penetration, yet, their Postal Service is world class. The above statement from Professor Pantami says it all.

Monday, 20 September 2021

Report: British American Tobacco (BAT) Conducted Extensive and Potentially Illegal Activity To Undermine Health Policy, Sabotage Competitors And Secure Profits In Africa

New STOP reports reveal how BAT ran a mass surveillance operation and informant network in South Africa and made questionable payments totaling $600,000 in 10 other African countries........

Click here to read report

Sunday, 19 September 2021

Special Report: Middle Belt Forum(MBF) Releases Details Of How Dr. Mailafia Died

Dr. Mailafia

Arising from various enquiries from Nigerians over the circumstances of his death, the Forum wishes to state as follows: That Dr Mailafia arrived Abuja last Sunday September 12, 2021 from Akure and was received at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport by his wife.

On arrival at home, the wife noticed he was not in the best of health conditions and seemed to be suffering from malaria. After three days of treatment without signs of improvement, he went to the CBN Hospital on Friday September 17, 2021 where he was shabbily treated. It took the intervention of a senior medic who immediately placed him on oxygen and admitted him.

Photonews: President Buhari Departs Abuja To New York To Attend The 76th United Nations General Assembly

 




Videonews: Break Down Of Law And Order In Eastern Nigeria

 


Friday, 17 September 2021

News Release: FIFA President Hails Football’s Power For Unity

(Mr Infantino emphasised that exposure to high-level competition is the key to evolution for the Super Falcons, Super Eagles and the wider, global game).

FIFA President has concluded a two-day visit to Nigeria; Mr Infantino attended opening match of Aisha Buhari women’s football tournament; Meetings also held with CAF President Patrice Motsepe and NFF delegations.

Tuesday, 14 September 2021

News Release: "Anybody Trying To Enforce Any "Sit-At-Home" Order Using The Name Of IPOB Is A Saboteur"-IPOB Spokesperson


We the global family of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) ably led by our great leader Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, wish to reiterate once again, that we have no other sit-at-home order after 14th September. Any other purported sit-at-home including the suspended weekly sit-at-home on Mondays does not exist in the dairy of IPOB. In fact, after September 14, there is no other sit-at-home this week. Any contrary news or speculations to this effect should be ignored. 

Anybody trying to enforce any sit-at-home order using the name of IPOB is a saboteur, and does so at his peril. If we catch anybody disturbing the peace of Biafrans or residents in Biafra land under the guise of enforcing non-existent sit-at-home order, such a person regret his actions because he will receive the reward of traitors. 

News Release: Remembering Victims Of Extra-Judicial Killings, Unlawful Arrests And Enforced Disappearances In Eastern Nigeria(2015-2021)



(.....1,300 killed, 1,500 injured, thousands died indirectly, 10,000 unlawfully arrested and 3000 disappeared by security forces since 2015)

(........authorities secured zero convictions, held no single perpetrator  to account  as jihadist Fulani herdsmen hacked 600 Igbos to death).

Against clear provisions of the Nigerian laws including the Chapter Four of the 1999 Constitution, the Criminal and the Penal Code Acts of 2004 and the civil and criminal procedure rules and laws including the Administration of Criminal Justice Act of 2015 as well as the regional and international human rights and humanitarian treaty laws particularly the int’l rules of engagement guiding the peacetime and the conflict situation security operations, the Nigerian security forces particularly the Army and various ‘special forces’ of the Nigeria Police Force have jointly been responsible for the unlawful death of no fewer than 1,300 mostly defenseless and unarmed citizens of Eastern Nigeria between August 2015 and Sept 2017; and between August and October/Nov 2020 as well as January to Sept 2021; totaling a period of five years. Most of the victims are Igbo citizens. 

Thursday, 9 September 2021

Special Report: "Ndigbo Are Committed To Nigerian Unity"-Ohaneze Ndi Igbo


(Being an address presented by Ambassador Professor George Obiozor, President General Ohaneze Ndi Igbo Worldwide at the occasion of the visit of his Excellency, President Muhammadu Buhari to Imo State on September 9th, 2021)

Mr. President your visit and presence today in Igboland and Owerri, Imo State in particular has more than political significance. In manner of symbolism, this visit has thrown light into the cloudiness and doubts surrounding the perception of the relations between your Government and Ndigbo. 

Photonews: President Buhari Arrives Owerri, Capital City Of Imo State On Official Visit

 




Wednesday, 8 September 2021

Article: Other Matters Arising From The Forthcoming CRFFN 2021 Governing Council Election


By Chidi Anthony Opara

The Council For The Regulation Of Freight Forwarding In Nigeria (CRFFN) on 2nd September, 2021 released a timetable for the conduct of the 2021 Governing Council Election, an election whose legitimacy have been put in serious jeopardy following the supervising Minister's(Minister of Transportation) breach of the CRFFN act(act 16 of 2007) by unilaterally inugurating an election Committee for the conduct of the said election.

Aside from this apparent legitimacy problem, there are other matters.

Monday, 6 September 2021

News Release: The Fund For Export Development In Africa (FEDA) Makes Inaugural Investment In Liquid Intelligent Technologies


African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) has announced a minority investment by the Fund for Export Development in Africa (FEDA) into Liquid Intelligent Technologies (Liquid), a pan-African telecommunications technology group. This is the first investment made by FEDA, a development impact-oriented subsidiary of Afreximbank, which provides equity and quasi-equity funding to companies developing trade and value-added export of goods and services in Africa.

Photonews: Trailer Loaded With Auto Spare Parts Burned In Nsukka Alegedly For Disobeying "Sit At Home"

 




News Report: Former Military Administrator Of Rivers State, Anthony Ukpo Is Dead

 

Ukpo

An official of the Committee on the creation of Ogoja State, Barrister Leonard Ayogu has confirmed the death of Brigadier-General Anthony Ukpo.

Ukpo chaired the Committee on the creation of Ogoja State and was a Military Administrator Of Rivers State, as well as an Information Minister in the Babangida military regime.

Ukpo died on at the early hours of Monday, September 6th, 2021.

Sunday, 5 September 2021

Photonews: Col. Mamady Doumbouya, The Thug Of Guinea

 




Photonews: President Conde Of Guinea Toppled By Military, Arrested

 




News Report: President Buhari To Visit Imo State

 

President Buhari

Except there is a last minute change of schedule, President Muhammadu Buhari would be visiting Imo State on Thursday, September 9th, 2021 to commission some projects reportedly executed by the governor of the state, Chief Hope Uzodimma.

This information was disclosed by the governor on Saturday, September 4th, 2021 at the Sam Mbakwe airport on his arrival from Abuja.

Information available to us indicate that preparations are in top gear to give the President a hitch free reception.

Security sources also hinted to us that any attempts to cause trouble during the President's visit would be successfully contained.

Imo State recently witnessed and have continued to witness serious security challenges.

Thursday, 2 September 2021

News Release: Security Forces (Army & Police) Have Continued To Exchange The Lives Of Innocent Citizens In Place Of ESN In Eastern Nigeria


(....killed over 50 in Imo in August, 550 since Jan, disappeared 850 and abducted or unlawfully arrested and falsely labeled 3,400)

The Nigerian security forces especially soldiers of the Nigerian Army and personnel of the Nigerian Police Force and their principal and field officers have continued to channel over 80% of the country’s security energies and resources towards launching and sustaining genocidal attacks on members of the Igbo Ethnic Nationality and their close door neighbors in the South-south, leading to wanton killings and loss of properties that have never constituted security threats or identified as wartime military necessities. The saddest of it all is that over 90% of those killed are innocent and defenseless Igbo citizens whose lives were exchanged in place of armed members of the Eastern Security Network and unarmed members of the Indigenous People of Biafra. With over 90% of their principal and field officers in the East being Northern Muslim officers and same with many, if not most of their field operatives, the Nigerian security forces have as a result since January 2021 let loose on innocent and defenseless Igbo populations, randomly killing and disappearing them in their multiple hundreds or mass abducting, torturing and executing several of them in custody or captivity. Also over 90% of public information by Police and Army concerning the above have independently been found to be false and hatefully fabricated.  They included “the recent killing of scores of ESN members in their hideouts and recovery of arms in Imo” and “military kills car snatching IPOB-ESN Bandits in Imo”. In all these, the innocent and defenseless are the target and the victims. 

Wednesday, 1 September 2021

News Release: Nigeria Federal Government And State Governors Endorse Special Agro-Industrial Processing Zones Programme


Nigeria’s Federal and State governments have expressed overwhelming support for an initiative to create Special Agro-industrial Processing Zones (SAPZ) - public-private partnerships aimed at developing priority value chains through developing infrastructure in rural areas, focused on finishing and transforming raw materials and commodities.

At a high-level briefing session held on Monday, Minister of Finance, Budget, and National Planning Dr. Zainab Shamsuna Ahmed, who hosted the meeting, reaffirmed the Federal Government’s commitment to put in place enabling policies and incentives to attract private sector investment in the Zones, to ensure successful implementation.

Monday, 30 August 2021

News Release: France Works With African Partners To Deliver 10 Million Vaccines To Africa


(The vaccines will be allocated and distributed by the initiative known as the Africa Vaccine Acquisition Trust (AVAT) and the COVAX global vaccine initiative)

African Union Member States will receive an additional 10 million doses of Astra Zeneca and Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines over the next three months through a new partnership between the French government and the African Union.

The vaccines will be allocated and distributed by the initiative known as the Africa Vaccine Acquisition Trust (AVAT) and the COVAX global vaccine initiative.

Saturday, 28 August 2021

News Report: Nigerian Music Great, Victor Uwaifo Is Dead

 

Late Uwaifo

Family sources have confirmed the death of music great, Sir Victor Uwaifo.

Uwaifo played high life music from the 1960s to the 1990s.

 The late high life music legend was a Commissioner for Arts, Culture and Tourism in his native Edo State.

He was aged 80.

Friday, 27 August 2021

News Release: Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide Threatens To Ex-Communication Imo State Governor, Hope Uzodinma


"Ohaneze Ndigbo Worldwide had warned the Governor of Imo State on the dangers of withdrawal from the ban on open grazing initiated by the Forum of Southern Governors, as the Imo Governor, Senator Hope Uzodima had attracted scourge of hatred, plagues, and curses on his government and Ndigbo will declare him #1 Enemy of Ndigbo since the last 200 years.

Our suspicion had been reinforced with the continued absence of Governor Hope Uzodinma in the meetings of Southern Governors in Asaba and Lagos, which was intentional and premeditated to ambush the resolutions of the Southern Governors, and he will never escape the venom of Ndigbo, as he will surely taste the retribution of God and wrath of the people as a confirm saboteur and this will serve as a warning to any Igbo Governor that will follow such decision will never escape the malevolence and venomous actions of the people.”

Signed:

Okechukwu Ishiguzoro

Secretary.

Thursday, 26 August 2021

News Release: AU Commission Appoints Olusegun Obasanjo As High Representative For The Horn Off Africa


(This decision is part of the African Union’s drive to promote peace, security, stability and political dialogue all over the Horn of Africa region)

 The Chairperson of the Commission of the African Union, H.E. Moussa Faki Mahamat, is pleased to announce the appointment of H.E. Olusegun Obasanjo, former President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, as his High Representative for the Horn of Africa region.

Monday, 23 August 2021

News Report: Mrs. Victoria Aguiyi-Ironsi, Widow Of JTU Aguiyi-Ironsi Is Dead

 

Late Mrs Aguiyi-Ironsi

Mrs Victoria Aguiyi-Ironsi, widow of Nigeria's first military rule, General Johnson Thomas Umunnakwe Aguiyi-Ironsi is dead.

Mrs Aguiyi-Ironsi died at the age of 97.

Sunday, 22 August 2021

News Release: "Mazi Simon Ekpa Is Not A Member Of IPOB Finland"-IPOB Finland

Ekpa

"This is to inform the IPOB family members worldwide over the raging issues as to whether Mazi Simon Ekpa is a registered member of IPOB Finland or not, where he is resident.

We the IPOB Finland family under the command and leadership of Onyendu Mazi Nnamdi Kanu wish to make it categorically clear to whom it may concern, that Mazi Simon Ekpa is not a member of IPOB Finland. He has never been part of IPOB before now, and till date he is still not a registered IPOB member, according to our records.

This Memo has been issued to set the records straight before all and sundry, that henceforth, anybody that is dealing with Mazi Ekpa on issues concerning IPOB worldwide will consequently, have him or herself to blame.”

Anthony Obasi

National Coordinator,

IPOB

Finland.

Chika Madu,

National Secretary,

IPOB

Finland.

Friday, 20 August 2021

Thursday, 19 August 2021

News Release: NDDC Forensic Audit Report: Social Action Calls For Prompt Release Of The Report To The Public


It is over a week that the Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Mr. Godswill Akpabio confirmed that the long awaited forensic audit report of the NDDC has been submitted to his office by a team of auditors. It would be recalled that following a public outcry over the monumental level of corruption exposed by the Senate Ad-Hoc committee on NDDC in October 2020 President Muhammadu Buhari inaugurated a forensic audit of the financial records of the Commission. Social Action, however, noted with serious concern what appears to be a deliberate attempt to sweep the findings of the forensic audit under the carpet as the government has failed to make the said report available to the public even after a week of the Minister confirming the receipt of the report.

Tuesday, 17 August 2021

News Release: "This PIB Falls Way Short Of The Expectations Of The Oil And Gas Producing Communities"-Pan Niger Delta Forum(PANDEF)


"It’s quite unfortunate that President Muhammadu Buhari went ahead to assent to the Petroleum Industry Bill, despite the overwhelming outcry and condemnation that greeted its passage by the National Assembly, especially with regards to the paltry 3% provision for the Host Communities Development Trust Fund and the brazen appropriation of an outrageous 30% of NNPC Ltd profit for a dubious, nebulous Frontier Oil Exploration Fund.

News Release: Book on Nigeria at 60 Set for Launch August 19, 2021



The public presentation of a new book titled Remaking Nigeria: Sixty Years, Sixty Voices will hold on Thursday, August 19, 2021, at the Yar‘Adua Centre, Abuja.  

Edited by Chido Onumah, the 437-page book is a collection of 60 essays by 60 young Nigerians to commemorate the 60th anniversary of Nigeria’s independence. “These essays by young and articulate professionals drawn from across the country critically examine the realities of Nigeria’s social, economic and political situation and suggest the options open to us as a nation and how to achieve them, said Onumah, Coordinator of African Centre for Media and Information Literacy (AFRICMIL).”  

Sunday, 15 August 2021

Special Report: Who's Who Behind The Taliban Leadership

Taliban flag

Courtesy: AFP

The Taliban movement's inner workings and leadership have always been largely shrouded in secrecy, even during their rule of Afghanistan from 1996 to 2001.

As the hardline Islamic group appears to be on the brink of regaining power, here is a rundown of what little is known about its leadership.

Haibatullah Akhundzada, the supreme leader:

Haibatullah Akhundzada was appointed leader of the Taliban in a swift power transition after a US drone strike killed his predecessor, Mullah Mansour Akhtar, in 2016.

Before ascending the movement's ranks, Akhundzada was a low-profile religious figure. He is widely believed to have been selected to serve more as a spiritual figurehead than a military commander.

After being appointed leader, Akhundzada secured a pledge of loyalty from Al Qaeda chief Ayman al-Zawahiri, who showered the religious scholar with praise -- calling him "the emir of the faithful".

Saturday, 14 August 2021

News Release: IPOB Suspends Weekly "Sit At Home"


"I wish to announce this very evening, that as directed by the highest command of this noble movement, our Monday Ghost Town or sit-at-home in Biafra land, stands suspended for now.

The weekly sit-at-home stands suspended, which means in the coming Monday, there will be no Ghost Town in Biafraland.

Our sit-at-home will be on each court date when our leader, Onye Ndu Mazi Nnamdi Kanu will be appearing in court"

Chika Edoziem,

Head,

Directorate of State,

IPOB.

Wednesday, 11 August 2021

News Report: Mohammed, Late Gani Fawehimi's First Son Is Dead

 

Late Mohammed Fawehimi

We can now report that Mohammed Fawehimi, the first son of Nigeria's late iconic human rights lawyer, Gani Fawehimi is dead.

Mohammed Fawehimi who was confined to wheelchair due to a ghastly motor accident, died today after complaining of difficult in breathing. 

He was aged 50 and was unmarried.

Special Report: Statistics Of Obigbo Residents Released By The Nigerian Army